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New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham giving her 2022 State of the State Address.

State of the State Address: Analyzing Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Proposed Investments & New Mexico’s 2022 Outlook

January 20, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Gene and the Line Opinion Panel dig into…

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Budget

2022 Budget Proposals, Hospitals Warn of Longer Waits & Faith and Climate Change

January 14, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, state leaders share their 2022 budget plans ahead…

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Responding to Omicron Spread, Lawmaker Transparency and New Mexico’s Changing Drought

January 6, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, lawmakers return to the Roundhouse in just a…

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Top Ten Stories of 2021 Part 2 & Environmental Musings

December 27, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we wrap up our countdown of the top…

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The produce section of a grocery store with rows of vegetables.

Top Ten Stories of 2021 Part 1 & Food Insecurity Innovation

December 20, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we bring back an annual tradition on the…

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Redistricting Decisions, Hospitals at the Brink, and Fentanyl’s Impact on Crime

December 16, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The New Mexico Legislature is hard at work…

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Zoë Rossman and Laura Paskus sit down for an interview

Special Session Begins, PNM Merger Struck Down & Urban Wildlife

December 9, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, state lawmakers are back inside the Roundhouse this…

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Close-up of a sculpture in front of the Santa Fe Roundhouse depicting two groups of children tugging on each other.

New Wrinkles for Special Session, PNM Merger Discussion & What’s in a Name?

December 2, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, lawmakers head back to the Roundhouse next week,…

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Busting Thanksgiving Myths, Reservation Dogs Composer and PFAS Update

November 24, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, November is a month dedicated to the contributions…

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Social Studies Curricula Changes, a New Approach to Water Management & Departures From the Governor’s Administration

November 18, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as COVID-19 cases continue to soar in New…

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Joy Harjo

Celebrating Joy Harjo, Our Lands Revisited, and UNM Football Player Teton Saltes Makes His Mark

November 11, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we celebrate Joy Harjo, a groundbreaking poet and…

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Election Night Reaction, Gun Ban at the State Capitol & Student Action on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change

November 4, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, historic turnout across New Mexico led to some…

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A Soccer Stadium Rendering

Potential PNM Merger Partner Avangrid’s Track Record, Film Set Tragedy & Downtown ABQ Stadium Opinions

October 27, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, customers are facing some potentially big changes when it comes…

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A mural that says "somos unidos"

Good Neighbors, Redistricting Committee Approves Maps & Author William deBuys

October 21, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Citizen Redistricting Committee has wrapped up it’s work,…

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The Campaign Money Game, IATSE Strike Looms, and Our Land

October 14, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel breaks down the latest campaign…

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The Albuquerque Mayoral Forum, presented by the New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative

October 6, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as voting begins in local elections across the state, NMiF teams…

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Ballooning Safety, Albuquerque’s Race for Mayor and a Mystery for NM Schools

September 30, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta opens this month, the…

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Pictures of Quannah Chasinghorse getting ready for the Met Gala

Drought and Agriculture, a Native Voice in Fashion & Redistricting Progress

September 23, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with Native fashion model Quannah Chasinghorse (Han…

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An aerial shot of a plume of smoke from a fire. Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.

National Efforts Fighting NM Wildfires, Primary Election Preview & Missing and Murdered Investigations in The Navajo Nation

May 26, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel dives into the key…

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A aerial shot of a bright blue-green river going through a ravine in the Southwest.

NM’s Yazzie Martinez Draft Plan, Mapping Wildfires & Upending the West’s Water Narratives

May 19, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel reviews the state’s new…

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A graphic of the earth melting.

The Science of NM’s Extreme Winds, Wildfire Emergency & Coping with Climate Anxiety

May 12, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel takes on the issue…

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Reflecting on the Legacy of the Rio Grande Sun

May 5, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a reflection on a historic small-town paper, the…

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An aerial view of Hermits Peak mountain on fire with lots of smoke.

Wildfires Spreading, Attorney General’s Race & Public Lands Open to Oil and Gas Leases

April 28, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a wildfire state of emergency. Our Line Opinion…

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The remains of a forest landscape affected by wildfires.

The Longest Season: An Our Land Wildfire Special

April 21, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, fire season has started early in our state.…

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Wildfire Danger, Latinx Voting Analysis & Early Election Preview

April 14, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel addresses the startling number…

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Assessing the Impact of Tax Rebate Checks, Recreational Cannabis Legalization & Spring Runoff Forecast

April 7, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, our Line Opinion panelists assess the fast-moving special…

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Cannabis plants with a red and yellow zia symbol superimposed.

Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal, Reconciling Climate Change Through Faith & Sustaining Journalism in New Mexico

March 31, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a look behind the push to make New…

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The Roundhouse surrounded by colorful landscaping.

Special Session Announcement, Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales & New Mexico’s New State Engineer

March 24, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the state legislature is heading back to the…

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The Russian Flag (left) and the Ukrainian Flag (right) overlapping with a Zia symbol superimposed in the middle.

NM Governor Approves Historic Budget, Executive Action on Hydrogen & Weather Modification

March 17, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a Russian-American living here in New Mexico is…

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NM Infrastructure Priorities, Controversial Child Welfare Bill & Transparency in State Government

March 10, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, our state is wrestling with how to spend…

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The flag of Ukraine on a pole with the wind running through it.

GOP Convention Fallout, Local Response to Ukraine

March 3, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Ukrainian Americans here in New Mexico are rallying…

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Mask Mandate Ends, PNM Warns of Potential Blackouts & Understanding the End of the Regular Session

February 24, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Albuquerque’s ban on plastic bags is facing some…

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De Haven Solimon Chaffins poses with Laura Paskus for a picture on set with her artwork displayed on a screen behind them.

Legislative Session Concludes & Albuquerque’s Indian Boarding School History

February 17, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the 2022 Legislative Session wraps up on Thursday,…

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Melanie Stansbury sitting down for an interview.

Hydrogen Bill Stalls, Voting Proposal Changes & Staffing Crisis at MDC

February 10, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Governor’s agenda takes a hit in the…

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A police car with the lights on parked on a busy street at night.

Anti-Crime Initiatives, the Scientific Realities of Hydrogen & Education Equity

February 3, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, behind-the-scenes perspective on some of the key legislation…

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Voting Reform Proposals, the Governor’s Push for Hydrogen & Tax Laws Explained

January 27, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we take a critical look at two major…

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